Ok, I know this can be the starting point of some heated debate, but a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, concludes that taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over the long term. But do note, on paper if want… Read More Taking notes? Use pen & paper rather than computer, study suggests (so the pen is mightier than the keyboard)
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this study received an interesting title, is the pen mightier than the computer: The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in the UK has published a report assessing the impact of Abracadabra (ABRA), a 20-week online literacy program, on literacy outcomes for Year 1 students (kindergarten in the U.S.). ABRA is… Read More Best Evidence in Brief: Is the pen mightier than the computer?
Ever since the first pen is mightier than the keyboard suggesting that you would remember more when writing notes on paper rather than by typing on a keyboard, there have been different positive and negative replications. Now there is some new research supporting the original claim: A study of Japanese university students and recent graduates has… Read More Paper versus computer, round 237 and 238, now again in favor of paper
The past week I read several replication studies with mixed results: The good news, most research on personality, more specific The Big Five, replicates! Check the pre-print or this BPS Digest. Is the pen mightier than the keyboard for taking notes. It is a study that I’ve mentioned quite a lot before, but the replication now… Read More A week in replication, some failed, some successful: Big Five, note taking and stereotype threats
While many countries are now discussing the results of PISA 2015 and educators discuss graphs such as these, there is also another discussion worth of your attention: the OECD made a big change: most countries went from paper-based evaluation to computer-based evaluation. We’ve seen before that paper versus computer can make some difference, but the… Read More Paper-based versus computer-based, a PISA-discussion
The quality of your writing will likely get better if you simply type slower, according to a recent study. This is not that hard to imagine. Previous research has shown that notes taken in class are often better than making notes on a device because it’s slower (and so you have to select what to write… Read More Slower typing leads to better writing, this study suggests